We previously said that preview 9 would be your last chance to test EF Core 3.0 and EF 6.3 before general availability. But it turns out that we made enough improvements to our libraries and across the whole of .NET Core 3.0 to justify publishing a release candidate build.
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Preview 9 your last chance to try Entity Framework Core 3.0 and Entity Framework 6.3 before we release the final versions later this month. Get a head start on everything that is new and please give us your feedback.
The Preview 8 versions of the EF Core 3.0 package and the EF 6.3 package are now available for download from nuget.org.
New previews of .NET Core 3.0 and ASP.NET Core 3.0 are also available today.
Please install these previews to validate that all the functionality required by your applications is available and works correctly.
Today, we are making new previews of EF Core 3.0 and EF 6.3 available on nuget.org.
.NET Core 3.0 Preview 7 and ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview 7 were also made available today.
We encourage you to install these previews to try the new features,
New previews of the next versions of EF Core and EF 6 are now available on NuGet.Org.
What is new in EF Core 3.0 Preview 6
In recent months, a lot of our efforts have been focused on a new LINQ implementation for EF Core 3.0.
This post was written by Vicky Harp, Program Manager on SqlClient and SQL Server Tools.
Those of you who have been following .NET development closely have very likely seen Scott Hunter’s latest blog post, .NET Core is the Future of .NET.
The first preview of the EF 6.3 runtime is now available in NuGet.
Note that the package is versioned as 6.3.0-preview5. We plan to continue releasing previews of EF 6.3 every month in alignment with the .NET Core 3.0 previews, until we ship the final version.
Today, we are making the fourth preview of Entity Framework Core 3.0 available on NuGet, alongside .NET Core 3.0 Preview 4 and ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview 4. We encourage you to install this preview to test the new functionality and assess the impact of the included breaking changes.
Today we’re making the final version of EF Core 2.2 available, alongside ASP.NET Core 2.2 and .NET Core 2.2. This is the latest release of our open-source and cross-platform object-database mapping technology.
EF Core 2.2 RTM includes more than a hundred bug fixes and a few new features:
Spatial data support
Spatial data can be used to represent the physical location and shape of objects.
Entity Framework Core 2.2 Preview 3 available with a new preview of our data provider for Cosmos DB and updated spatial extensions for various providers. Preview 3 is going to be the last milestone before EF Core 2.2 RTM, so now is your last chance to try the bits and give us feedback if you want to have an impact on the quality and the shape of the APIs in this release.